Prophecy Sign: The coming "Mark of the Beast"
It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. Revelation 13:16-17 NIV
Is the Future of Digital Security in Our Veins?
You may have already heard about Hitachi's VeinID system, in which "near-infrared light is transmitted through the finger and partially absorbed by hemoglobin in the veins to capture a unique finger vein pattern profile, which is then matched with a pre-registered profile to verify individual identity," according to the Hitachi sales pitch. While vein ID technology shares some of the failings of fingerprint recognition—a user is stuck with their veins and fingerprints for life, after all—but unlike prints, one doesn't leave copies of their vein structures all over the place. Also unlike prints, vein recognition only works if the user is alive, as the signature disappears just as soon as blood-flow disappears.
Forget your PIN, Barclays just needs your veins
Barclays is launching a vein scanner for customers as it steps up use of biometric recognition technology to combat banking fraud. The bank has teamed up with Japanese technology firm Hitachi to develop a biometric reader that scans a customer's finger to access accounts, instead of using a password or PIN. The biometric reader, which plugs into a customer’s computer at home, uses infrared lights to scan blood flow in a person’s finger. The user must then scan the same finger a second time to confirm a transaction. Each “vein profile” will be stored on a SIM card inside the device.
China Develops Facial Recognition Payment System with Near-Perfect Accuracy
In an intent to move one step forward from others, China is planning to launch a facial recognition payment application with near-perfect accuracy that enables users to authorize their online transactions just by showing a picture of themselves. Chinese researchers from the Chongqing-based research institute have developed a facial recognition system that can pick faces from a crowd with 99.8 percent accuracy from 91 angles.
Microchip implant ahead of iPhone 6 release